I so dig the remixes by Streetlab from NY. Swing by their myspace page for a killer dance remix of Hot Chip’s “One Pure Thought”
Streetlab Bio (taken from Streelab.net):
Streetlab is an electronic rock music duo from Brooklyn formed in late 2001 by Mark Lamorg (coZ) and Ryan Leary. Taking the role as in-studio producers and songwriters, the two began by remixing classic rock tracks with the dance-floor in mind. Both being raised on the alternative rock scene of the early 90’s, the two attempt to erase the line between the two genres – making music that appeals to both rockers and dancers. After receiving support from Radio1’s Annie Nightingale for their remix of Led Zeppelin’s The Immigrant Song in 2005, the two began releasing various classic rock remixes underground, inspiring indie-rock label Kanine Records. Streetlab contributed remixes to their catalog for 2 of their artists: Mixel Pixel and Professor Murder.
Still residing in Brooklyn, the two have currently been remixing and producing for artists in and out of the New York City area. Some of their most recent work includes remixes for the record labels Astralwerks and Invisible Records. The two also contributed a remix to The Limitless Potential, an open source remix compilation of Nine Inch Nails songs from the album Year Zero. Their remix of The Rolling Stones classic “Gimme Shelter” can be heard in many stores around the United States.
Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter (2007 Streetlab Mix)
This is a prime example of how to use a sample of a harpsichord in a track. Octet from France is about to release their forthcoming album. This track is taken off the Duo’s first release from 2004, called “Cash & Carry”. The vocals on this track remind me of the Beatles, just listen and see – trust me on this one.
Octet is Francois Goujon (other alias is Pyjaman and is part of of the musical collective in Paris called evenement) and Benjamin Morando, who is also a member of D*I*R*T*Y Sound System and France Copland.
Octet – Hey Bonus
Solvent is Jason Amm from Toronto, Canada and produces old school type electro / electronica with vocoded vocals and a splash of modern beats. Check out his influences from his myspace page and tell me he isn’t onto something there:
Order, I-F, O.M.D., Gary Numan, Bochum Welt, Cabaret Voltaire, Skanfrom, Perspects, Locust, Le Car, Front 242, Lowfish, John Foxx, Adult., Mute, Ersatz Audio, Suction Records, Rephlex, Skam
Also check out his remix of Soft Cell’s, “Little Rough Rinestone” – solid stuff. Wis can be found on his 2005 release titled, “Elevators and Oscillators“.
Solvent – Wish
From right here in from my backyard comes hellogoodbye from Huntington Beach, California. They are a indie pop / power pop band signed to Drive-Thru Records. This is a solid remix of Here (In Your Arms) with a little Daft Punk flair. The original song can be found on their 2006 release, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
Hellogoodbye – Here (In Your Arms)(Young Americans Remix)
Part “Bent” part Goldfrapp, part Beta Band meets indie pop goodness. This track is taken from their 2005 release titled, “The Debt Collection” (which can be downloaded in it’s entirety for free, but please support them). “Victorian Funk” — this is the self-describe genre of music by The Shortwave Set.
The Shortwave Set are a British alternative pop band whose debut album, The Debt Collection, was released in 2005 on Independiente Records.
Wall of Sound:
The album, assembled using 50p charity shop vinyl and broken instruments was allegedly financed by a two grand overdraft and the Dover-Calais tobacco run and was promoted via their Soho club night “The Pawn Shop”, where the band would offer to swap their record collections for anything brought in by punters; milk jugs or golf clubs for example.
Despite, or possibly because of, the above “The Debt Collection” gained it’s fair share of celebrity champions, and so it was, through the pages of NME that the band became aware of the appreciation of Danger Mouse, and following introductions at a Gnarls Barkley show in London (where they had blagged the support slot), they were invited to LA to make their second album. It took them a while to get together the plane fares but once there they didn’t look back. They door-stepped legendary Beach Boys collaborator Van Dyke Parks and managed to acquire a 24 piece orchestra for the album, and tracked down John Cale of The Velvet Underground who also appears on two songs. The band recently signed to Wall Of Sound and are now making the relevant preparations to release the album, titled ‘Replica Sun Machine’ early in 2008
This album will also feature a collaboration with Velvet Underground’s John Cale and is set to release 2008-04-14.
The Shortwave Set – Better Than Bad
The Shortwave Set – Is It Any Wonder